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first as a social worker then a law professor. he cut his political teeth on the streets of chicago before being elected illinois senator then president of the united states. in two thousand and eight three fourths of chicago and voted for obama this democratic stronghold capsule ates the great challenges facing the u.s. cutting spending to balance the deficit budget. investing in education and health care while decreasing military spending because americans have been at war for the past eleven years. as they are reminded every year on memorial day. well the former white house chief of staff and obama's right hand man has run chicago for the past eighteen months chicago and its mayor and the entire community on our soldiers killed in combat they come together around this woman madi eleven a son was the last marine from chicago killed in afghanistan he died in march the
first of two thousand and twelve it was twenty four years old real hero in america mining. and here in six. months and. his heart was in. the city as you. mean we knew every step of the way every there was every shoulder you meet there. over the first six months of two thousand and twelve one hundred sixty seven u.s. soldiers were killed in combat in afghanistan it over the same period two hundred sixty people were gunned down in chicago which has one of the nation's highest crime rates most of the murders happen in neighborhoods that are ninety percent african-american and there are no parades for these fallen americans two thousand three hundred shootings in two thousand and eleven. two thirds happened less than six miles from the city's business and tourism district in chicago's south side
where barack obama did social work the most dangerous neighborhood is named englewood. the daily violence ravaging chicago is the result of a bloody war between street gangs but this violence has never come up in the presidential debates. englewood two am. there was a shoot out in the parking lot of the store one man was wounded another killed the shooter caught up with a man in the sally. we don't know what happened just her themselves and the people even they said it may have been a drug. or gang related or whatever the case may be were we don't know to get busy
that often. you have every. other data coming we don't want. it over here this inglewood men. are worse than the right they did this. violence is an everyday occurrence here beleaguered residents have to live with it . over memorial day weekend alone in late may eleven people were shot to death in chicago forty six others were wounded. natural partner in the heart of the south side. two families are mourning loved ones this night one was killed as he left the nightclub is name was cory manual us careens third son. keep in ak
and. twenty four year old cory left behind two young children in the house just because. this in this. every week general partner director spencer lake mary several people who have been gunned down it's been going on for decades and he's tired of. these young people think that they will not live pass twenty five or thirty years or they can set a person twenty five or thirty as an old person they don't see. themselves living beyond it so therefore when they see a person of one of their friends flag and state in a casket they put themselves in that place they say very soon in a few weeks few months i'll be the leg of their. parents say their son was trying to protect a girl when you took
a bullet meant for someone else. you can be walking past and it was meant for someone else in the can just basically travel meet someone else because these people most of them are well trained shooters and you know the edges alj hearing again random shootings cell that some type of revanche can be expressed in the hope heard or thing is what i'm for. civil rights activists spencer leak knows this neighborhood and its violence better than anyone it was once martin luther king's driver and served as illinois attorney general today he's disappointed in obama and feels for sake i'm disappointed that i have not heard a word from the white house about what is happening in chicago or i expected to president to take chicago and you chicago because that's his hometown and say look this is what i want to do in chicago this is what i have because that's my hometown
and i want to and what i do a chicago i want that to be a model for the nation of like to see the president say they had come here i'd like to see him not come here for fun races but to come here and walk the streets of inglewood and what. the president is in chicago that very same night he speaking at two dinners to raise funds for his reelection campaign the cheapest seat costs one thousand dollars is team expects to take in around four million dollars because chicagoans both rich and poor. still support barack obama. the president of the united states. the president gets a warm welcome from mayor rahm emanuel one of his most faithful supporters and if you really believe a name and if you may remember him from bears and makes him feel included and then
. he will not post randomly trimmed we will continue. to grow in this country. once again not a single word about the violence undermining the city and yet over the first six months of twenty twelve murders surged by forty percent in chicago. the next morning cory manuals for all is held in the south sun all his family and friends from the fuckin town neighborhood come to pay their last respects. gang members turn out as well. corey had a criminal record. detained for three years for a suspected murder before he found god and turned around his line like his uncle gerald the pastor he got out of jail in two thousand after serving five and
a half years for selling drugs or you know when you get all you get out of jail right you say oh i was you know i was in jail and i would just pretend to know people right you know you know and i will tell about the goodness a g.'s afraid that mr just made a trade system cory you all. right i've been there done that many all out of fear of all gun violence and all people doing this and all who do not trust this is the biggest stated it leads to low who are we would not get a border very we would not only. go into very suddenly in the middle of the sermon an argument between two and starts to get out of. certain barrel go back everybody go back we don't need nobody you know oh no we got it we can thank you oh god michel we got it we got it ok come on now you know this is no sooner
what i said. they managed to keep the police from breaking up the service. put a man who well was a member of the fuckin town gang stuffs. the man in gray produces the gang's videos investigators say corey shooting was no accident he'd gone straight but his past caught up to him this he was killed because he went to a rival gangs territory harvey worth. where corey's brothers and fellow members of the pocket tom gangstas play their friends casket to rest as the police. can always be avoided but you know people get they don't that they do they want to do is so when they happen to have. the never ending war invading chicago
streets in blood has also taken many innocent lives the killers are rarely apprehended the murders continue unpunished. in the heart of inglewood the most dangerous area in this tiny brick house grandmother tonja birch lives where the granddaughter and absence weighs heavily here don't use on. us killed in a shootout during a block party but three years later the investigation has gone nowhere. the gather gave a party already up with who actually gave a party they fail. to personally. i think. don't you keep looking for witnesses without police shooting broke out after two teenage girls got into an argument you son was standing in the street when
a stray bullet killed him in front of two hundred people it happened on the street corner on august first two thousand and nine cory was nineteen years old. out of people without all would have no bad if they if he would tell them to pull it over there they claimed even fema thing like joining the whole neighborhood with out here. every two weeks if you down the streets and flyers she's offering a reward to anyone who comes forward anonymously with information about the killing more than a thousand of them ok somebody get this big economy bad for ten thousand help. casey is two hundred people here they know that one person did nobody. this is daughter i. hope we can find any who know that they have that was sued but
he wouldn't really say anything what makes the stand again accomplice fifty seven left on it they may fall meanwhile the head of the link you got to keep it going to cause if you don't just go bad just like everything else in this neighborhood. she lost her brother battling those she know what we going through that you don't you don't snitch some of the victims three is maybe no but this street thingies. on the other side maybe these guys are free and so the kill so they are not going to snitch on a free and so on and in the middle was the residents did know and they just because they live is all in one pot called cold assads is just a cold. beer of gangs invisible and yet on the present. now. but more and more people like tony are trying to break the code of silence. local churches like the st sabina catholic parish have joined the battle.
not. knowing why it is not on. view good grades to get a larger line at. c.b.s. this is hard to see it more than the propaganda or film it is the state sponsored rush or today program just worth five sybian i think this. is just ridiculous non answer to my question. johnny's not be part of this thing see and sometimes their lives all over the world to bring people stories none the propaganda channels don't want you to see and we told the sun. laughing when as you saw after world war one
a bunch of european countries just jump in the middle east to draw lines all over the map and say oh he's in the new countries we don't care about the history culture well flashforward twenty fourteen and you end up with islamic state or isis . the united states as i go as a warfare surveillance a president as it oppressively strong cold war era regulatory export apparatus among other things it wants to manage the internet it wants to spy on every government it wants to you know it wants to have every partner in the world beneath . these mothers have all lost children to chicago's violence now they're standing up
putting a face on victims twenty one years and once again the second weekend in june took a terrible toll. twenty two years. twenty one years old and i mean that's a counts twenty one years old. baby. they deserve it. they deserve. another michael pleasure is a white priest in a parish that is ninety percent black lost an adoptive son to street violence is using his activists skills to help victims mothers like to fight the indifference and him to not say where they stay because they want to represent the people who were shot and people here at the nine people killed this weekend and then help but
get me there is genocide going on in the united states of america and in chicago. there are thousand more police on the street. and yet crime is up fifty percent and murders. police are not going to solve this thing alone. there were one thousand one hundred shootings between january and july but investigations into eighty percent of them were suspended because if it dims refused to cooperate with police . can't keep turning a blind eye to what's happening on the south side as election season reaches its peak the slaughter continues local officials are holding press conferences to reassure the pup. on this day after another deadly weekend law enforcement leaders and education officials turned out in full force to support the mayor as he represents a new strategy for fighting gangs you cannot buy comfort because it was not in my
block. it happened in your city and when a child is it or a victim of gun violence. that's a tear at the fabric of our city and who we are this is more than just a police department issue it's more than just a city hall issue although i take responsibility and i'm accountable. but i do believe this combining coordinated our forces are stronger than the gangs there's a full out war going on here police superintendent garry mccarthy yes mobilizes forces but he's working with limited means he's banking on technology and intelligence gathering where we've identified fifty nine gangs more than six hundred factions it's important to realize that those factions might be from the same gang good will be on flew to each other so it's not just like this gang is fighting back and the actual factions even if they're from the same gang might be fighting over who's to control. so in this case the officer
a slut to the second district and there are twenty six fashions it was destroyed you can see the games. though iceland's the black the stones above all the gangster disciples. commander leo schmitz knows them better than anyone the former head of gang investigations is now a district commander in inglewood the city's most deadly neighborhood. he and sergeant boyle face a daunting task of finding gangs there and meshed in the social fabric are part of the neighborhoods d.n.a. . ok you're a pretty tough part of our district now one of the busiest or shooting. black that we had not the problems that we took over here. and you wake up i thought they got. seven hundred or.
seven on. the irony of the scripts are one more time. with a gun. this time they're looking for a burglar in these abandoned houses one. the man vanished into thin air in this block where forty percent of the houses lie empty four thousand abandoned houses in this neighborhood alone. where we want to get lack of her her hiding guns and. all the battle scars of the two thousand and eight real estate crisis foreclosures causes a bigger problem in a neighborhood like this because people lose their homes there's a lot of people who were first time buyers and he just had enough money to get a house history loser jap they can't you know they're what we call in here upside down they owe more than it's worth so so they walk away from it. and then the gangs take a. lot of drug traffickers use these houses to stash drugs the main source of revenue
for gangs which stay strong by claiming and controlling territory. we have over one hundred thousand gang members in the suit chicago g d n a disciple nation. cancer sables are the biggest gain a city mostly gains are just factions or couple blocks few blocks here and there but they're small gangs and i cover certain areas whereas before it's all tied together. police managed to arrest all the key gang leaders but with their hierarchy in shambles since the one nine hundred ninety s. gang factions have been fighting for power a nonstop the violence has spun out of control now you look find the gang members who are the gang members. who are out there then it's. their right there that's the gang members a certain gang controls
a certain neighborhood so. your most certainly if you live in the neighborhood can be exposed to that gang your behavior with the gang and if you're not a want to get your lease accepted they know who you are you know i mean eventually they work it over so that they get you working for the. police are trying to identify gang faction members from stop the cycle of revenge before it sets in motion. because a simple argument and escalate into a shootout as happened on this corner. to day we're talking like you're a school high school girls. boswell's buttons. on it. there's like some high school kids you know. like to fill you with different cliques growing up out here you can understand the logic behind the turn making if you're part of a group you're accepted within the group you have the protection of the group you
know at this point you could have any girl cell phone that was just taken from her and it will escalate into a solo get beat up later tonight which may cause someone to get shot two days from now which then will cause retaliation and back and forth all summer long. neighborhood residents have to live with the gangs and these days when there's a safety problem in the streets of chicago people don't always call the police. for program hires mediators to step in and defuse conflicts they just pulled this young woman and her friend out of a tight situation when gang members threatened them for speaking out after an altercation about children you know me think about. the situation is that they jumped on me at seven eleven that's the situation they want to retaliate because we in the beat them with an event to break into the
threats is. them surrounding my house like they are right now out in front of the park surrounding my car coming at my car i can't go to the store because they're in groups at the store or in it if they know where i be at way to do for instance fire just in case they shot me a shot at me because i have two children the mediator's method is simple opening a dialogue on the area and respecting the rules of the street we told the guys that . that we would like you know it's a piece. that you know there was a problem we could resolve they told us it was over with so we believe in pretty simple reason and they know us for years you know i just i grew up around this neighborhood so i speak to them when i speak to them i'm hoping that they respect me as i was i don't really don't see a script he holds his group a they are no gay members you know. in the city i would say one of the five largest gangs in city. group a is the black
pistone not mentioning gangs by name is one of the mediators rule ceasefire recruits volunteers from the gangs ranks most of the three hundred mediators hired by the group have done jail time many have long criminal records they understand the hierarchy in the local gangs better than anyone else every week they meet to take stock of their headway with tio hardiman the head of ceasefire in illinois. he . and the young lady know. we go talk to the guys and you just put the guns down and it's magical it doesn't work that way you have to be strong in the visual mistily and physically because you go right back into the lion's den and there's no way to mediate a conflict without a confrontation was the bad stuff it's just that
a guess that you don't know what i'll. stay with us. for that four hours for him not to retaliate. the. concert is good that's what you call says with zappa not there we have to be careful of these medias don't go without vance's in the mind this is just like having a virus the virus of violence a cease fire is more like a vaccine that we use to treat the violent virus of violence or the epidemic of violence you have a lot of young people raise and themselves so now if you jump in my face now eighteen you can't tell me nothing i will use myself you know to get out my way before i kill you that's the mindset so you have to change behaviors that's the only way you going to stop the violence a. cease fire has recruited twenty mediators name to what bernard baltimore is the most seasoned one of. the former drug dealers spent nine months in jail and was
nearly killed several times many of his friends were gunned down in chicago's streets. when i was a street activity with. your. help from the household there was a day that was like those who just learned this is what you're supposed to do this is how us both of the with. i was bred it that way with all of that love all because a lot. brother the people. he's protecting his own kids from gangs and street life. baltimore is thirty five years old he changed cleaned up his act got married and became a father ceasefire hired him because his firsthand experience as a gang member is invaluable in resolving conflicts. i was in the street and i can understand a variables or any reaction says every god that we might run across they
might want to be to kill but at the same time they really are not. before day it was ways to stop it without you know without killing somebody you've got a problem. on this night instead of dining with his kids baltimore will eat with his colleagues on the streets of englewood they've been called in to mediate a dispute. to stop things on a friday though it is but it was. it well you know my niece she. said that a you as out here as likely to shoot likely to be shot you have to stay until wood and we've got to stay on top of them basically just like a baby seat and. it's.
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